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DBO sites  

DBO sites (red boxes) are

  • regional “hotspot” transect lines and stations located along a latitudinal gradient
  • considered to exhibit high productivity, biodiversity, and overall rates of change

DBO sites will

  • serve as a change detection array for the identification and consistent monitoring of biophysical responses
  • be occupied by national and international entities with shared data plan
Cruise Information for 2014 DBO Field Season

From 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM):
The Distributed Biological Observatory:
A Change Detection Array to track Ecosystem Responses to Physical Drivers in the Pacific Arctic

Evolution of Water Masses in Barrow Canyon During Summer/Fall
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